Lot 78 - Jhonatan Pulido - Facade
Lot 78 - Jhonatan Pulido - Facade

Lot 78 - Jhonatan Pulido - Facade

Oil on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art on a Postcard

ARTIST INFO

About 

Jhonatan Pulido (b. 1988, Granada Meta, Colombia) is a Colombian painter based in London. He studied fine arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia between 2009 and 2014 and Painting at the Royal College of Art from 2017 to 2019. Drawing on his personal experiences and memories from growing up in rural Colombia, the artist creates artworks as an act of memory. His paintings reflect upon Colombian architecture, the traditions of rural communities, and the relations of these to socio-cultural conflict. Engaged in exploring pictorial decisions in contexts that come out of the conventions of art, Pulido seeks to reflect on the role this approach and its materiality performs in everyday contexts and historical grounds. His approach here is situated where value lies more in a negotiated functionality rather than advancing the idea of art for and in itself. His work places particular emphasis on components of popular Colombian architecture and the logic that it follows as inherited through history. 

 

Education 

2017-2019 

MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London, UK 

2009-2014 

BFA Bachelor Fine Arts, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia 

 

Solo Shows 

2023 

Un respiro y dos parpadeos, or one breath and two blinks, Alma Pearl Gallery, London, UK 

2016 

Gûejar, Pictorial Reflections about a Stone, 12:00 Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia 

 

Group Shows 

2019 

MA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK 

Hide-and-Seek, The Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK 

Crossroad, Hoxton 253 art project space, London 

Painting from the Other Side, Dyson Gallery, London 

2018 

Images can be? Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, UK 

Where Are You in These Interesting Times? Air Gallery- Scaffold Gallery, Manchester, UK 

 

Awards 

2019 

Shortlisted, Chadwell Award 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

“My practice is a constant reconstruction of the memory, not only seen this as an act of remembering but as a changing process of the materials with which I create. I point out the importance of colour and the act of painting within the Colombian rural population, where the value of painting lies more in its functionality than in the very concept of art. I take formal components of Colombian villages' architecture, and the logic it follows and has inherited throughout history, reflecting on the communities, their traditions, their relationship with decorative aesthetics, and different socio-cultural problems, such as armed conflict, exclusion, and poverty.” 

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